Guides are brilliant for positioning images into place symmetrically. When it is set up, guidelines appear when it looks like you are trying to line one image with another and…

The Image Size dialog provides several options for manipulating the number of pixels in your photograph and how big it prints.

Unlike other capture formats (TIFF, JPEG) the White Balance settings are not fixed in a RAW file. This means that you can alter or fine tune the white balance options…

Photoshop Elements users craving the same file output power that Photoshop users have with the Image Processor feature need look no further than the humble File > Export > As…

Photographers will be familiar with the technique of panning to introduce blur into the background behind a moving subject. Using this Photoshop equivalent you can make even a stationary subject…

The units of measure displayed on rulers, in the Info, Image Size and Canvas dialogues and used to establish text and print sizes are all controlled by the Units settings…

Many photographers and stock libraries sort their thousands of images based on individual descriptive keywords that have been associated with photos. In Photoshop Elements keywords are added to your photos…

When Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced it sat squarely in the middle of the raw conversion process. Opening a raw file into Photoshop would display the ACR dialogue, here…

One of my favourite after-printing effects back in my darkroom days was split toning. This process involved passing a completed black and white print through two differently coloured and separate…

Photoshop and other software has two ways of representing images. They can be either bitmap or vector based. In fact Photoshop can have both types in one file so it’s…

Augustin-Jean Fresnel coined the word “ether” as the name of the medium through which light was expected to travel in the mid-nineteenth century but he also invented those weird-shaped Fresnel…

How a different remote trigger can assist your photography

After a short summer break, the lenses 'blog is back to answer the persistent "prime lens versus zoom" question that asks which is better overall; a prime lens or a…

Sony's new Alpha a33 and a55 are bursting with new technology, but what should we call them, asks Nigel Atherton